Suspension of UO Ducks Football Players For Marijuana Use Raises Questions About NCAA Testing Standards


Who would you rather high on dope, a college wide receiver or the airline pilot flying your 737? That's a question at the heart of the NCAA standards on drug testing following the suspensions of University of Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington and special team member Ayele Forde before Monday's national college football championship between the Ducks and Ohio State.The Buckeyes crushed Oregon every ...   More
Thursday, January 15, 2015 WW Staff

KATU: University of Oregon Protected Its NCAA Academic Rating By Keeping Basketball Players Accused of Rape on the Team


University of Oregon officials waited until the end of spring term to expel men's basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin after they were accused of rape, allowing the team's academic rating high enough to guarantee UO coaches and officials would receive big cash bonuses, KATU reported Monday evening. Over the course of a three-month investigation, KATU obtained ...   More
Monday, September 8, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Almost Live: March Madness Saturday Edition

St. Patrick's Day Basketball from the Rose Garden: VCU-Indiana & New Mexico-Louisville.


Bottom o' the evening to ya! Happy St. Patrick's Day and welcome to the WW March Madness liveblog. I'm Martin and I like beer better than basketball, but since WW basketball writer Casey Jarman is in Tejas, I'm writing about what are almost certainly the last meaningful basketball games this city will see in 2012 from the very worst seat on press row.We had 10 hours of liveblogging fun on ...   More
Saturday, March 17, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Almost Live: March Madness Edition

Live from the Rose Garden, it's the NCAA tournament.


We'll be liveblogging the NCAA Tournament at the Rose Garden all day, right here. While you wait, work out who to cheer for in our "Should I Cheer for this College Basketball Team" Decision Tree.UPDATE 10:51 AM: Competitive basketball is being played at the Rose Garden. Better updates soon.10:58 AM: Welcome to soggy Portland, Oregon where the Davidson College Wildcats are attempting to avenge shocking ...   More
Thursday, March 15, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

One Friend's Opinion of How LaMichael James Will Play Today

If you're wondering how star running back LaMichael James will play this afternoon when undefeated Oregon plays Arizona at Autzen Stadium, you're not alone. After our story this week about the recently concluded NCAA probe into where James got a 2003 Range Rover, Oregon Coach Chip Kelly and the UO Athletic Department were quick to react to those reports—with Kelly assuring reporters after ...   More
Friday, November 26, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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